**Modern Introductory Mechanics**

by Walter Wilcox

**Publisher**: Bookboon 1999**ISBN-13**: 9788740308556**Number of pages**: 309

**Description**:

This is a two semester introductory classical mechanics text. The coverage of material includes some unusual topics in variational techniques and deterministic chaos. The treatment of relativity is more complete than usual, and the author introduces the idea of covariant and contravariant vectors and tensors.

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